For grilling and barbecuing food, bamboo skewers are used. You can sue skewers to grill chicken, pork, mutton, fish, and vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, tofu, and mushrooms. You can grill cheese, marshmallows for chocolate fountains as well.
Grilled food is tasty and savory. These skewers are not expensive and can be found in abundance. They can be reused as per convenience. Since the source of bamboo skewers can be replenished, they are found in plenty.
There are arguments on why metal skewers are better than bamboo skewers. It’s true that metal skewers have the hassle of soaking them in water or wine as bamboo skewers have to be soaked in water before using so that they do not burn themselves.
However, bamboo skewers can be used along with the grilled food stuck directly after grilling, unlike metal skewers which are very hot and cannot be touched. Unlike metal skewers, bamboo skewers have to be soaked before they are used on the grill.
You need to soak the Chef Craft bamboo skewers altogether when you buy them in a set of 300. After soaking them in water, they can be put in a plastic bag, one that can be sealed and then they can be kept in the freezer.
On soaking bamboo skewers in wine or a flavored juice, you can get that particular flavor in the food you’re grilling using the juice or wine- soaked bamboo skewers. Thus, bamboo skewers can be used to add flavors to your food while you are grilling them.
These bamboo skewers come in a set of 300. There are many packs to choose from- 10 inches pack, 12 inches pack, 6 inches pack. There are 300 pieces of bamboo skewers in each pack. The first option has 10 inches long skewers.
The second and third options have 12 inches long, and 6 inches long bamboo skewers respectively. The price of these skewers depends on the pack. The first option costs $6.79; the second one costs $7.25 and the third option costs $ 3.80. Thus, you have several options to choose your bamboo skewers from.
The edges of these bamboo skewers are sharpened so that you can put them through your food easily. The edges make it easy for you to add your food items. Before using these skewers for grilling, they have to be soaked in water.
Process of soaking bamboo skewers before using them:
- Take a pan and fill it with water and soak the skewers. Submerge them completely.
- Let the bamboo skewers soak for a few hours.
- You can also soak the skewers in juice or wine to add a certain flavor of your choice for a gourmet presentation.
The dimensions of the bamboo skewers are 14 x 2.4 x 1.9 inches. It weighs 1.1 pounds and the shipping weight would be about 1.1 pounds as well. The skewers are smooth and are strong. They can be reused. However, if you are cooking something on the skewers which may cause contamination on the skewers, it is better to throw them after use.